/James Brown lost 74 pounds, looks very different

James Brown lost 74 pounds, looks very different

Longtime CBS sportscaster James Brown may look a little different to you when you see him on the air for NFL games this fall.

The NFL Today host lost 74 pounds and now looks completely different.

Here’s an older photo of the three-time Emmy winner:

And here’s what he looks like now:

He told Jason Romano on the Sports Spectrum podcast that it took some motivation from ex-Fox colleague Howie Long to get to where he is (as transcribed by the Washington Post):

“You know, I had been battling this for quite some time,” he told Romano. “I would always tease and say when I started doing football . . . [that] I really threw myself into the job. And Howie Long, my colleague at Fox, used to tease with a bunch of his buddies, asking, ‘Man, what line did he play on? I mean, he obviously played for somebody.’ So I was trying to look the part, until Howie told me…

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